This is an easy and versatile recipe for spinach. I have substituted different types of nuts, frozen for fresh spinach, and apples for raisins. Yum!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over low heat. Add the garlic, pine nuts, and apple; cook until the nuts and garlic are golden and the apple is just soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Increase the heat to medium, and add the spinach to the skillet. Stir and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 8.4g 3% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 57mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
Well I love pine nuts apples spinach and garlic so I knew I wasn't taking any chances trying this recipe. I was right it's fantastic! A great combination of flavors. The only thing I changed was the cooking method. I cooked the pine nuts in the oil on medium-high heat until they started to brown then turned the heat down to low and added the apples and garlic. This insured that the pine nuts were toasted (which is important to enjoy their flavor fully) and the garlic didn't get too brown (which can make it bitter). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2008
Not too amazing of a side dish but it was decent. I'd recommend toasting the nuts before adding them to the pan they don't really get a chance to brown too well with the other things. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
Well I love pine nuts apples spinach and garlic so I knew I wasn't taking any chances trying this recipe. I was right it's fantastic! A great combination of flavors. The only thing I changed was the cooking method. I cooked the pine nuts in the oil on medium-high heat until they started to brown then turned the heat down to low and added the apples and garlic. This insured that the pine nuts were toasted (which is important to enjoy their flavor fully) and the garlic didn't get too brown (which can make it bitter). Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2007
I think toasting pine nuts before adding olive oil would be better. Also make sure to cook the apples on low or they become very mushy. Very good with pork chops:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2007
I added a little of crumbled feta cheese at the end right before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2008
This would be good to make as a simple yet impressive looking side dish. I was surprised that the apples ang garlic went so well together. I toasted the pine nuts to bring out the flavor I think that helped a lot. Pine nuts aren't my favorite so I might experiment with other nuts next time...perhaps toasted almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
Yummy. Per other reviewers I used a green apple added some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the saute and feta cheese at the end. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2010
Added 8 oz sliced mushrroms roasted brussels sprouts sun dried tomatoes sliced almonds (not pine nuts) and garlic. Make sure you use like a tsp of nutmeg since there is spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
Very good & I love that it is a simple tasty way to eat healthy foods. I followed the recipe exactly but wish I would have gone with my gut to toast the pine nuts first. Oh well next time! Thank you for sharing!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2008
Not too amazing of a side dish but it was decent. I'd recommend toasting the nuts before adding them to the pan they don't really get a chance to brown too well with the other things. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
I toasted the pine nuts before adding the oil like others recommended. To prevent the apples from turning mushy I cooked the garlic for a minute prior to adding the apples. This is a very easy and tasty dish! Read More
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